About 200 students received their high school diplomas from Lafayette High School Friday night. (May 20, 2013, Page 1A)
If the Lafayette Commodores lift like coach Cody Stubblefield knows his atheltes can, then Saturday should be a good one at the MHSAA Class 4A state meet. Seven members of a powerlifting team that won the Region 2-4A and North Half meets will converge on Jackson in the hopes of garnering a team state title. (more…) (April 11, 2013, Page 4B)
Lafayette’s Commodores are set to begin the 2013 powerlifting season at the Pontotoc Invitational with a veteran team but also with some changes from a year ago. One of the biggest changes revolves around the unfortunate death of John Mills, who finished third in the 114-pound weight division at last year’s state meet. (January 18, 2013, Page 8A)
Mills was a member of the LHS powerlifting team and while he quit playing football following his sophomore season, he was still a constant presence around the program. (September 20, 2012, Page 8)
Jonathan Alexander “John” Mills, 18 died on Saturday and hundreds attended his funeral to support the family on Wednesday. (September 20, 2012, Page 1)
A Lafayette High School senior, John Mills, 18, was killed Saturday night when his car went off the side of the road on CR 325 at about 10:30 p.m. for unknown reasons. A candlelight vigil is being held in his memory at 7 p.m. tonight at the high school. (September 17, 2012, Page 1A)
Lafayette continued to flex its muscle in boys powerlifting with a first-place finish in the Region 2-4A meet held this past weekend.
The success Lafayette’s powerlifting team had in its first meet last week paid dividends on Monday with a second-place finish in the Lady Wildcat Invitational held at Calhoun City.
The Lady Commodores totaled 55 points, second to Charleston’s 63. Oxford finished third with 30 points, while Pontotoc (24) and Calhoun City (10) rounded out the teams at the meet.
Cate Clay lifted in the 97-pound weight class for the Lady Commodores and finished first with a 425-pound total. Meg Norphlet competed in the 105 class and was first with a total of 500. San Hairston competed in the 123 class as did Jada McIntosh. Hairston was second with a 595, while McIntosh totaled 500. (more…) (February 1, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford’s boys and Lafayette’s girls powerlifting teams took home titles in the third annual Oxford Invitational held Friday and Saturday in the Oxford Middle School gym. (more…) (January 31, 2011, Page 8)